Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Indians - 7/28/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (55-45) at Chicago White Sox (39-60)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 28, 2017 at 8:10 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)
D Salazar (3-5) (4.79) vs. D Holland (5-9) (5.56)
The Line: Chicago White Sox +198 / Cleveland Indians -214 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
TV: STOh, CSCh
The Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox meet Friday in MLB action at Guaranteed Rate Field.
The Cleveland Indians look to stay hot while building on their seven-game winning streak. The Indians have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Cleveland Indians have won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Ramirez leads the Indians with 120 hits and 52 RBI while Francisco Lindor and Edwin Encarnacion have combined for 198 hits and 107 RBI. Danny Salazar gets the ball, and he is 3-5 with a 4.79 ERA and 85 strikeouts this season. Salazar is 5-4 with a 3.98 ERA and 84 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
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The Chicago White Sox could use a win after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The White Sox have allowed 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Chicago White Sox have lost 11 straight games when allowing more than one run. Offensively, Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with 116 hits and 63 RBI while Melky Cabrera and Avisail Garcia have combined for 215 hits and 110 RBI. Derek Holland gets the ball, and he is 5-9 with a 5.12 ERA and 82 strikeouts this season. Holland is 7-1 with a 2.27 ERA and 52 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
The Indians are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series, 37-14 in their last 51 Friday games and 1-5 in their last 6 road games. The White Sox are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series, 0-6 in their last 6 home games and 0-6 in Hollands last 6 starts. The under is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Chicago White Sox are just unbackable right now, as we're talking about a team that's won one game since the all-star break and is getting tagged nightly. While Holland has had great career success against the Indians, he's one of those Chicago pitchers who has been hit hard for the most part of this season. The Cleveland Indians are on fire right now and should see this series as a chance to inch closer in their hunt for a playoff spot.